News

21 Dec 2016

Decorative burners on notice ahead of national ban

The Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack has issued a national proposed ban notice for certain types of decorative alcohol fueled burners, also known as ethanol burners.

21 Dec 2016

VIC: Product safety ban on portable ethanol burners

Portable decorative ethanol burners have been banned from sale in Victoria, with recent serious injuries reported throughout Australia raising concerns about their safety.

21 Dec 2016

QLD: Ethanol Burners

An interim ban interim ban on the sale of unsafe ethanol burners was imposed on 21 December 2016.

21 Dec 2016

SA: Product safety ban on portable ethanol burners

Portable decorative ethanol burners are now banned from sale in South Australia with recent serious injuries reported throughout Australia increasing concerns about their safety.

20 Dec 2016

WA: Burns prompt ban on portable ethanol burners

Portable decorative ethanol burners will be banned from sale in Western Australia with recent serious injuries reported throughout Australia increasing concerns about their safety.

25 Nov 2016

Safe Summer 2016

Enjoy a Safe Summer by making sure the products you use are safe for you and your family.

23 Jun 2016

ACCC warns of dangers of loose blind and curtain cords

Tragically, between one and two children die in Australian homes every year as a result of non-compliant corded blinds and curtains. Similar deaths occur regularly across the world and the ACCC is joining international regulators to warn of the hidden dangers associated with corded blinds and curtains.
16 May 2016

NSW: Winter is Coming- Heater Carbon Monoxide Can Kill- Safety Warnings

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said consumers should consider several cold weather safety warnings as temperatures start to drop with the onset of autumn and pay heed to recent heater recalls of dual burner butane stoves.
21 Feb 2016

QLD: Safety warning – get rid of the lunchbox gas cookers

Potentially lethal “lunchbox” gas cookers are at the centre of a new safety warning after explosions put four Queenslanders in hospital last week.
19 Feb 2016

WA: Washing machine recall apathy putting lives at risk

Consumer Protection is concerned that apathy over the recall of Samsung top loader washing machines is putting the lives of Western Australians at risk.